CLARIFICATION on making supplements to the law on “Freedom of Information”
The only objective of the Ministry of Environment is to increase the level of environmental security; the Ministry pursues no other objective.
The proposed amendment stems from the strategy on environmental education and upbringing development yet approved by N7 protocol decree of the Government on February 22, 2018.
First, we find it necessary to state that the proposed regulation is defined in the Aarhus Convention, moreover, this regulation is also set out in Directive 2003/4/EC, particularly in (h) point of the 2nd paragraph of Article 4 thereof.
The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNDP, initiated an awareness campaign, in the frames of which 60 social advertising panels on water resources, air pollution reduction, forest protection and fight against plastic were to be placed in different parts of the republic.
The Ministry of Environment urges not to throw used medical masks and gloves in the places not envisaged for these purposes.
We urge you to avoid polluting the environment, as apart from the environmental pollution, used masks or gloves thrown on the street are potential sources for spread of the infection.
In response to ''Hetq''
In response to an article entitled "Manipulations on water amount saved in Ararat Valley" published by ''Hetq'' weekly today, we inform that there are illustrated misrepresented data, as:
ANNOUNCEMENT / Public reviews over assessment of new bids for water use permits will be held remotely
Guided by the N 298-N decree of the Government of the Republic of Armenia (March 16, 2020) on “Declaring state of emergency in the Republic of Armenia.”, in a bid to exclude the cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Environment will hold public reviews over assessment of new bids for water use permits remotely.
ANNOUNCEMENT on the pre-assessment bids submitted to the Environmental Impact Expertise of the Ministry of Environment, and the expertise procedure of environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports
Taking into account the activities to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the present state of emergency, the Ministry of Environment informs that the pre-assessment bids submitted to the Environmental Impact Expertise of the Ministry of Environment, and the expertise procedure of environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports are extended, owning to the necessity of holding public reviews.
By the decree of the session of the Commission for Coordination of Activities to Prevent the spread of Coronavirus, taking into consideration the functions and workload, the state agencies were instructed to consider the possibility of remote working with some of the employees within the next 10 days.